Friday, May 26, 2017

The cost of doing life

I dreaded the conversation at the garage where I took my truck to have the tire fixed. There was no fixing the tire. None of them. I gave them my debit card and told them to be gentle.

When I got the call late this afternoon, I asked what the damage was. The owner told me she'd prefer to tell me face to face. I think she wanted to make sure I didn't have any sharp objects in my hands or pockets. The lights dimmed as she ran the charges through the credit card machine.

The phone in my pocket buzzed a moment later telling me a large charge had just hit my card...as if I needed a reminder.

On the bright side, the truck rode and drove great. I wrote the whole thing off as a cost of doing life.


10 comments:

  1. Anything which only costs money is cheap. Despite the pain.

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  2. Driving a car isn't cheep but it gets you places.
    Have a great weekend.
    Hugs, Julia

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  3. Most of us need our cars for transportation and they are definitely costly. When they are running smoothly we don't think about it much but when something goes wrong we do spend the money just to keep us going...I have thought about what I would do if I didn't have one. Public transportation is very prevalent here.

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  4. I felt the same pain a couple weeks ago. Still recovering.
    Lisa

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  5. Yes Rick I can relate, we just replaced the tires on our truck also, like with yours it looks good and rides good, but the price was insane.

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  6. I replaced all the tires on my truck last summer. It hurt but now I hum merrily along. I am not worrying about whether today will be the day a tire blows from neglect.

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  7. Oh, the pain.

    Love,
    Janie

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  8. Yup ... been there, done that. Still, my fear of having a blow-out trumps all else. I like what you said, "the cost of doing life."

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  9. And you just had to remind me! What a friend! ;-)

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  10. Makes me (a little) glad I gave up my car!!

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